BY KEVIN KAMPWIRTH | FEBRUARY 28, 2013 | MENTALFLOSS.COM
When news broke earlier this year that a spate of European supermarkets had been selling frozen beef products adulterated with horsemeat, a large portion of the Western world collectively wretched. A couple of the products in question—frozen hamburger patties and beef lasagna—showed horse DNA at levels ranging from trace amounts up to 100 percent, and were quickly pulled from freezer cases as the slaughterhouses of origin were investigated. The plot thickened this week after inspectors in the Czech Republic reported that samples from Ikea’s voraciously consumed meatballs turned up evidence of horse DNA, prompting the Swedish mega-retailer to halt sales of its marquee offering in 14 European countries.
As EU authorities try to make sense of the scandal and call for stricter oversight of Europe’s notoriously unregulated meatpacking industry, millions of people around the world are likely wondering what the big fuss is. Despite the notion of horses as pets and companions, horsemeat is widely and willingly consumed in countries ranging from Mexico to China to Italy. So how, exactly, did eating horsemeat become taboo for the rest of us?
NEIGH IT AIN’T SO
Humans have been hunting and eating wild horses since the end of the last ice age and, along with reindeer, the meat provided a vital source of protein. As early as 4000 BCE, however, fossil records indicate the beginning of equine domestication, which likely also marks the initial shift in the way that people thought about horses. One of the earliest public excoriations of horsemeat consumption came from the Vatican in 732, when Pope Gregory III issued a ban on the practice, hoping to distance the church from what it considered a pagan predilection. Even still, horsemeat remained a dietary staple in many parts of the world, especially Europe, with both France and Germany openly bucking the papal decree in the nineteenth century.
The church’s stance undoubtedly had a lasting impact on public perception, though, and likely accounts for at least some of the broad aversion in English-speaking countries like the US, England, Ireland, Australia, and some parts of Canada. Observant Jews are also unable to eat horsemeat because, as neither a ruminant nor a cloven-hoofed animal, it isn’t kosher.
Psychologically, as horses assumed the familiar role of companions in battle and work, the idea of eating one must have become increasingly off-putting. And, although eaten by people of all classes throughout history, many cultures now associate horsemeat with penury—a last resort when beef and pork are unaffordable. The practice has never taken hold in America, but, up until 2007 when the nation’s last horse abattoir was shuttered in Illinois, thousands of horses were slaughtered and processed here annually for export.
ALL THE TASTY HORSES
So, who’s eating the equines? Figures from 2010 showed Mexico as the top producer of horsemeat for that year with 140,000 tons, followed by China (126,000 tons) and Kazakhstan (114,000 tons). Although horsemeat is still consumed in these countries, much of it is processed for export to Europe and Central Asia.
In Japan, a popular horsemeat dish called basashi is served raw, sashimi style. In both Kazakhstan and South Korea, fat from the neck meat is prized for its flavor. Belgium, France, and Germany all have long and unapologetic roots in equine cuisine, and sauerbraten was originally prepared using horse. The meat is a staple in many Northern Italian and Sicilian preparations, and is incorporated into sausages and salamis, or served dried and shredded for a snack called sfilacci, which looks like a plate of deep red vermicelli. The Dutch and Swedish prefer it sliced thin for lunchmeat.
South Americans generally shy away from eating it, but several countries, including Argentina, Brazil, and Chile, all process the meat for export. Many Canadians feel the same way about horsemeat as Americans, but horse abattoirs still operate there and it’s very popular in Quebec, where you can find it in supermarkets, and other French-influenced regions.
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National Humane Groups
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American Sanctuary Association
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American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
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The Fund for Animals
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The Humane Society of the United States
Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association
In Defense of Animals
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Saddlebred Rescue, Inc.
Society for Animal Protective Legislation
United Animal Nations
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United States Equine Rescue League
Veterinarians for Equine Welfare
Wild Horse and Burro Freedom Alliance
World Society for the Protection of Animals
International Humane Groups
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Precious Hope Farm
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Relived Horses (Bracciano (Rome), Italy)
Mrs. Gene Autry
Keely and Pierce Brosnan
Jarrod Cooper, retired NFL player
Catherine Crier, Court TV
Tony and Jill Curtis
Lacy J. Dalton
Ron Delsener – Ron Delsener Presents
Folkuke – Amy Nelson and Cathy Guthrie
Jane Goodall, PhD.
Merv Griffin (deceased)
Jack Hanna, Director Emeritus, Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, Columbus, Ohio
Laura Hillenbrand — Author of Seabiscuit
Chief Arvol Looking Horse — 19th generation keeper of the White Buffalo Calf Pipe Bundle and holds the responsibility of spiritual leader among the Lakota, Dakota and Nakota People
Jackie “The Joke Man” Martling
Mrs. Roger (Mary) Miller
Mary Tyler Moore
Sir Paul McCartney
Jesse & Joy McReynolds of Jim & Jesse and the Virginia Boys – Entertainer, Member of the Grand Ole Opry, Bluegrass Music legend
Connie Nelson – Outlaw Mgmt
The late Richard and Jennifer Lee Pryor
Chris Shivers – Two-time PBR World Champion
Billy Bob Thornton
Mike White – 1999 PRCA World Champion
Alice Berkman Williams
National Horse Industry Organizations
National Horse Industry Organizations
American Walking Pony Association
The American Holsteiner Horse Association, Inc.
The American Sulphur Horse Association
American Indian Horse Registry
Blue Horse Charities
Churchill Downs Incorporated
Eaton & Thorne
Eaton Sales, Inc.
Fasig-Tipton Company, Inc.
Hambletonian Society, Inc.
Horse Industry Partners
International Pleasure Walking Horse Registry
Keeneland Association Inc.
Magna Entertainment Corp.
National Show Horse Registry
National Steeplechase Association, Inc.
National Walking Horse Association
New Jersey Racing Commission
New Jersey Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association
New York Racing Association
New York State Thoroughbred Racing and Development Fund Corporation
New York Thoroughbred Breeders, Inc.
Ocala Breeder’s Sales Company (OBS)
Palomino Horse Association, Int.
Racetrack Chaplaincy of America
Thoroughbred Racing Protective Bureau
Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation
United States Eventing Association
Horse Industry Leaders
Josephine Abercrombie – Owner, Pin Oak Stud
Joe L. Allbritton – Owner, Lazy Lane Farms, Inc.
Peggy Augustus – Owner, Keswick Farm
Niall and Stephanie Brennan – Niall Brennan Stables
Nadia Sanan Briggs – Padua Stables
Carol Brown Owner/Breeder Lexington, Kentucky
Maggie O. Bryant – Locust Hill Farm
W. Cothran “Cot” Campbell – Dogwood Stables
Norman Casse – Chairman of the Ocala Breeder’s Sales Company (OBS)
Nick and Jaqui de Meric – Nick de Meric Bloodstock
Richard L. Duchossois – Chairman, Arlington Park
Tracy & Carol Farmer – Owners, Shadowlawn Farm
John Fort – Peachtree Racing Stable
John Gaines – the late founder of the Breeder’s Cup World Thoroughbred Championship
GaWaNi Pony Boy
Randy Hartley – Hartley/De Renzo Thoroughbreds
Charles E. Hayward – President and CEO, New York Racing Association, Inc.
The late John Hettinger – Owner, Akindale Farm, former Principal stockholder Fasig-Tipton Co, Inc., Chairman Emeritus Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation, Trustee NY Racing Association
Tom Meeker – Churchill Downs
Reiley McDonald – Partner, Eaton Sales
Herb and Ellen Moelis – Candyland Farm
Nick Nicholson – President and Chief Executive Officer, Keeneland Association
Madeline Paulson Pickens – Owner/Breeder
George Stout – National Cutting Horse Association Members Hall of Fame
Frank Stronach – CEO, Magna Entertainment
Dan and Jocelyn Sumerel – Sumerel Training and Therapy
Becky Thomas – Sequel Bloodstock
D.G. Van Clief, Jr. – former NTRA Commissioner, CEO & Breeders’ Cup President
Walnut Hall Limited
Marylou Whitney and John Hendrickson – owners of BIRDSTONE, 2004 Belmont Stakes winner
Russell Williams – VP, Hanover Shoe Farm
Note: Sadly, the National Thoroughbred Racing Association has withdrawn their support for a ban on horse slaughter citing reasons put forward by other pro-horse slaughter organizations. Thankfully, industry leaders continue their strong support for a ban despite this recent flip by the NTRA.
Kentucky Derby Winning Owners
Roy and Gretchen Jackson (BARBARO – 2006)
Jerry and Ann Moss (GIACOMO – 2005)
Patricia Chapman (SMARTY JONES – 2004)
Sackatoga Stable, Jack Knowlton, Managing Partner (FUNNY CIDE – 2003)
John and Debby Oxley (MONARCHOS – 2001)
Beverly Lewis (CHARISMATIC-1999, SILVER CHARM – 1997)
Mike Pegram (REAL QUIET – 1998)
William T. Young, Jr, Overbrook Farm LLC (GRINDSTONE – 1996)
Joseph and Eileen Cornacchia (GO FOR GIN – 1994, STRIKE THE GOLD – 1991)
Bill Condren (GO FOR GIN – 1994, STRIKE THE GOLD – 1991)
Mrs. Paul Mellon (SEA HERO – 1993)
Arthur and Staci Hancock (SUNDAY SILENCE – 1989, GATO DEL SOL – 1982)
Howard Keck, Jr. (FERDINAND – 1986)
Dell Hancock (SWALE – 1984)
Bert and Diana Firestone (GENUINE RISK – 1980)
Penny Chenery (SECRETARIAT – 1973, RIVA RIDGE – 1972)
Trainers and Jockeys
Jerry Bailey – Hall of Fame Jockey
Diamond Jim Brooks – 2006 Quarter Horse Jockey of the Year for the State of Texas
W.A. “Jimmy” Croll, Jr – Hall of Fame Trainer
Neil Drysdale – Hall of Fame Trainer
Julie Krone – Hall of Fame Jockey
Chris McCarron – Hall of Fame Jockey
Richard Mandella – Hall of Fame Trainer
Gary Stevens – Hall of Fame Jockey
Nick Zito – Two-time Kentucky Derby Winning and Hall of Fame Trainer
Horse Industry Press
Chicago Barn to Wire
Horse Connection Magazine
Horsin’ Around TV
The Horseman’s Voice
Living Legends Magazine
Natural Horse Magazine
Texas Horse Talk Magazine
The Gaited Horse
The United States Harness Writers Association
The Honorable Robert J. Dole (R-KS), former US Senator
The Honorable Charles Grandison Rose, III (D-NC), former US Congressman
The Honorable James Albon “Jim” Mattox (D-TX) former US Congressman and Texas Attorney General
The Honorable David M. McIntosh (R-IN) former US Congressman
Pennsylvania Young Democrats
Les Alexander – Owner, Houston Rockets
Gary Bisantz – Founder, Cobra Golf Clubs
Alex Campbell – Chairman, Shakertown & Triangle Foundation
Jess S. Jackson and Barbara R. Banke – Kendall-Jackson Wine Estates
Summerfield Johnston – Retired Chairman and CEO, Coca-Cola Enterprises
Robert McNair – Owner, The Houston Texans
Paul Oreffice – former Chairman Dow Chemical Co, Inc.
T. Boone Pickens – Founder and CEO, BPCapital
Leonard Riggio – Founder and CEO, Barnes & Noble
Satish Sanan – Chairman and CEO, Zavata, Inc.
Richard Santulli – Chairman, Net Jets
Barry Schwartz – Co-Founder, Calvin Klein Inc.
Nina DiSesa – Chairman, McCann Erickson New York
J.V. Shields – Chairman and CEO, Shields & Co., Wall Street, NYC
George Steinbrenner – Owner, New York Yankees
George Strawbridge – Private Investor
Stuart Subotnick – General Partner and Chief Operating Officer, Metro Media
Daniel V. Tully – Ex CEO Merrill, Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith
William Ziff – Ziff Brothers Investments, New York City
Alex Brown Racing
Americans Against Horse Slaughter
Arabian Horse Association Mission Supporters – ‘AHAMS’
Campaigning For Barbaro
Common Horse Sense
Equine Welfare Alliance
Fans of Barbaro
Humanity Against Horse Slaughter
Illinois Horse Online
Just Say Whoa
Mary Nash’s Horse Slaughter Website
The Scrolls of Equus
Rescues and Sanctuaries
Dusty Trails Horse Rescue, Inc.
The Peruvian Pasobilities Mounted Drill Team
Peruvian Drill and Trail Club
Alaska Equine Rescue
Haines Animal Rescue Kennel
Americans Against Horse Slaughter
Apache Junction Horse Rescue
Arizona Equine Rescue
Arizona Racing Commission
Conquistador Equine Rescue Program
Equine Voices Rescue & Sanctuary
Granite Mountain Stables PMU Foal Rescue
Hacienda de los Milagros, Inc.
Healing Hearts Animal Rescue and Refuge
Humane Education Club – Barry Goldwater High School (Phoenix)
In Defense of Animals At Arizona State University (Student Organization)
Keepers of the Wild Valentine
Morningstarr Animal Sanctuary
Painted Promise Ranch and Miniature Equine Rescue
Superstition Horse Ranch
Sheriff Joseph M. Arpaio, Maricopa County – “America’s Toughest Sheriff”
Wildhorse Ranch Rescue
Dreamchaser PMU Rescue & Rehab
Silver Creek Humane Society
ARTEX Animal Welfare
Eagle’s Nest Draft Rehab & Sanctuary, Inc.
Humane Society of Clark County
Humane Society of Marion County
After the Finish Line
A Gift Horse
California Coastal Horse Rescue
California Equine Retirement Foundation
Canyon Creek Farm Horse Rescue Inc.
Cooper Racing (Carol Cooper) – Qtr Horse Breeding, Training and Layups
Delta Breeze Farm
Dignity After Racing, D.A.R.
East Bay Animal Advocates
Equestrian Trails, Inc.
GEVA (Glen Ellen Vocational Academy, Inc.)
The Golden Carrot
Heart of the Redwoods Horse Rescue
Hooves for Hope
Jack Auchterlonie Memorial Equine Sanctuary (J.A.M.E.S.)
Lifesavers Wild Horse Rescue
Neigh Savers Foundation, Inc.
Return to Freedom Wild Horse Sanctuary
Redwings Horse Sanctuary
SafeHaven Horse Rescue & Sanctuary
Saving Horses Inc.
Spirit of Equus Rescue, A Project of Institute of the Southwest
SAFER (Sonoma Action For Equine Rescue
Southern California Thoroughbred Rescue
The Piedra Foundation
United Pegasus Foundation
Aba Bahabas Arabians
Colorado Horse Rescue
The Epona Project Horse Rescue
Front Range Equine Rescue
Love Can’t Wait Pony Rescue
Lucky Three Ranch, Inc.
Natural Horse Network
Political Voice for Animals
Rocky Mountain Horse Rescue
Ruby Ranch Horse Rescue
Spring Creek Horse Rescue
WindDancer Foundation Inc.
Zuma’s Rescue Ranch
Equine Angels Rescue Sanctuary
The Humane Organization Representing Suffering Equines (H.O.R.S.E.) of CT, Inc.
National Institute for Animal Advocacy
Phoenix Rising Equine Rescue
Delaware General Assembly – Resolution calling for passage of the American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act
The SummerWinds Stables
Whimsical Equine Rescue
Aloha Equestrian Center
Beauty’s Haven Farm & Equine Rescue, Inc.
Caring Fields Animal Sanctuary
Darlynn’s Darlins Inc.
Dreamfinder Farms, Inc.
Florida Draft Horse Rescue
F.R.I.E.N.D.S. (Florida Research Institute for Equine Nurturing, Development and Safety)
Horse Protection Association of Florida
New Beginnings Equine Facility
Painted Star Equine Rescue Inc.
Pure Thoughts Horse Rescue
Retirement Home for Horses
Saving Animals Via Education (S.A.V.E.)
Second Hope Ranch, Inc.
South Florida SPCA
Big Sky Farm – Quarter Horse boarding and breeding facility
Georgia Equine Rescue League
Horse Rescue, Relief and Retirement Fund, Inc.
Magic Hollow Farms
Mustang and Wild Horse Rescue and Training Center of GA
Outback Walkin Ranch
Sound Rail & Trail Society
STARS (Sound Trail And Rail Society, Inc.)
State of Georgia Home Stretch Equine Rescue Foundation
Sunkissed Acres Rescue and Retirement, Inc.
Triple “L” Horse Rescue, Inc.
Three Ring Ranch Animal Sanctuary
East Maui Animal Refuge
Horse Haven Rescue
For the Love of Horses Rescue and Sanctuary
Arlington Park Racecourse
Balmoral Park Racetrack
Blackberry Station Feed Store
Block Thoroughbred Farm
Central Illinois Humane Society
Crosswinds Equine Rescue, Inc.
Drexler Horse Transportation
Eastland Farm and Training Center
Field of Dreams Horse Rescue & Adoption
Hawthorne National Racecourse
Hill ‘N Dale Farm
Illinois Equine Humane Center, NFP
Illinois Thoroughbred Horseman’s Association
Illinois Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners Foundation
Illinois Harness Horseman’s Association
Illinois Horseman’s Benevolent Protective Association
International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 727
John Marshall Law School, Animal Law Society, Chicago, IL
Maywood Park Racetrack
Mid America Horse Rescue, NFP
Oak Tree Farm
One Horse At a Time, Inc.
Pam Kuhl Horse Transportation
Shawnee Hills Farm
Three Way Farm
Top of the Hill Farm
Animal Protection Coalition
CANTOR of Indiana
Friends of Ferdinand
Indiana Horse Rescue
Indiana Horse Rescue Coalition, Equine Division of the Animal Protection Coalition, Inc.
New Beginnings Animal Refuge, Inc.
Wild Winds Horse Rescue
Animal Rescue League of Iowa, Inc.
Hooves & Paws Rescue, Inc.
Humane Society of North Central Iowa
Iowa City Animal Care and Adoption Center
Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission
Animal Outreach of Kansas
Bourbon Road Animal Sanctuary
Donegal Ranch Quarter Horses
Lawrence Humane Society
Rainbow Meadows Equine Rescue and Retirement, Inc.
Shooting Star Stables and Equine Rescue, Inc.
Southern Winds Equine Rescue and Recovery Center, Inc.
Rainbow Meadows Equine Rescue and Retirement, Inc.
Hope in the Valley Equine Rescue and Sanctuary
Winding Road Equine Rescue & Retirement, Inc.
Blairs Equine Rescue
Bluegrass Equine Products, Inc.
Brandeis Student Animal Legal Defense Fund
DreamCatcher Stables, Inc.
Hidden Creek Friesians
Holly’s Place Animal Rescue
Home at Last animal sanctuary
Humane Society, A.L.L. of Madison County
Humane Society of Gallatin County
Kentucky Animal Relief Fund, Inc.
Kentucky Animal Rescue Alliance
The Kentucky Coalition for Animal Protection, Inc.
Kentucky Equine Humane Center, Inc.
Lexington Humane Society
Marion Co. Humane Society, Inc.
Mountain View Rescue
Speak Up For Horses, Inc.
Wolfrun Wildlife Refuge, Inc.
Woodstock Animal Foundation
Aid for Animals and Humanity
The Coalition of Louisiana Animal Advocates
D.E.W. Drop Farms Equine Rescue & Rehabilitation
Hopeful Haven Equine Rescue Org., Inc.
Animal Rescue Unit
Barrel Race in Maine
Downeast Border Riders Saddle Club
Phoenix Equine Rescue
The American Quarter Horse Rescue Organization
Celtic Rein Equine Rescue & Sanctuary, Inc.
Freedom Hill Horse Rescue
Heather Knisley Racing
Horse Lovers United, Inc.
Horsenet Horse Rescue
MidAtlantic Horse Rescue
Frog Pond Acres
University of Maryland Equestrian Club
Putters Green Stable
Midwest Horse Adoption Program
Misfit Acres Inc.
Minnesota Hooved Animal Rescue Foundation
RIDE of Rochester
Save Our Souls Equine Rescue
Humane Society of South Mississippi
Mississippi Horse Rescue
Alder Hill Farm
Animal Protective Association of Missouri
Horses of Hope Missouri, Inc.
Humane Society of Missouri
Pryor Mountain Mustangs
Rolling Dog Ranch Animal Sanctuary
Angel Heart Rescue Ranch
Break Heart Ranch Horse Rescue
Epona Horse Rescue
Horse Rescue United
Lone Oak Farms
M & J Horses
Missy’s Hope Equine Rescue Resource
High Desert Equine Rescue
Miracle Horse Rescue, Inc.
Shiloh Horse Rescue and Sanctuary
Wild Horse Preservation League
Wild Horse Spirit, Ltd.
Brown Lane Horse Farm
Equine Protection of North America (E.P.O.N.A.)
Jill Lorenz – president, New Hampshire Horse Council
Linden Tree Riding Program
Live and Let Live Farm
The Runnymede Stables
Friends of Lord Sterling Stables Retirement Program
Helping Hearts Equine Rescue
Manes and Tails Organization
Mylestone Equine Rescue
Renaissance Farm of Crosswicks
Save the Animals Foundation
Standardbred Retirement Foundation
SunDew Stables & Equine Rescue
Timberline Equine Center
A.N.N.A. – Animals Need No Abuse
Animal Protection of New Mexico
Perfect Harmony Animal Rescue & Sanctuary
Walkin “N” Circles Equine Rescue Ranch
Wild Horse Observer’s Association (W.H.O.A.)
Amaryllis Farm Equine Rescue
Animal Chat Room
Carpe Diem Equine Rescue, Inc. (NY, PA, NJ)
EARTHWORKS, Turtles Inc. Foundation
Equine Rescue Facility
Equine Rescue Resource, Inc.
Finger Lakes Thoroughbred Adoption Program, Inc.
H.O.R.S.E. Rescue & Sanctuary
Horsesavers (NY, TN, SC)
JMF Group, LLC
Little Brook Farm
New York State Humane Association (NYSHA)
Quarter-Acre Rescue Ranch & Equine Advocacy Center
Spring Farm CARES
Suffolk County Legislature – Memorializing Resolution in support of the American Horse Slaughter Prevention Act
Vassar Animal Rescue Coalition
Western New York Equine Sanctuary, Inc.
Double G Stable & Farms
Jus Linda’s Stables
United States Equine Rescue League, Inc. (also in IN and VA)
North Dakota Animal Acres
Tremont’s Pet Sitting Service
Angels4horses Adoption-Placement Foundation
Blairs Sunset Haven, Inc.
Darvic’s Equine Place
HOPE Organization, Inc.
Last Chance Corral
Living Legend Arabians
Serenity Horse Rescue
Sound Horse Organization of Ohio
U.S. Horse Outreach
Angel Horse Rescue, Inc.
Blaze’s Tribute Equine Rescue, Inc.
Grey Oaks Farm Equine Sanctuary
Greener Pastures Horse Rescue Foundation
Prism PMU Foal and Horse Rescue
Emerald Valley Equine Assistance Horse Rescue
Equine Angels Horse Rescue
Hooves and Halos Animal Rescue
HyTyme Equine Rescue
Tennessee Walking Horse Association
Whispering Winds Equine Rescue
Adams County SPCA
Angel Acres Horse Haven Rescue
Animal Care and Welfare/SPCA
Another Chance 4 Horses
Back in the Saddle Horse Adoption, Inc.
Bran Manor Equine Rescue & Placement
Bright Futures Farm
Cozee Valee Farm
Eastern University Equestrian Team
Forgotten Treasures Equine Rescue
Lost and Found Horse Rescue
OohMahNee Farm Animal Sanctuary
R.A.C.E Fund, Inc.
Ryerss Farm for Aged Equines
New England Equine Rescues (cover RI, CT, MA, NH, VT, ME and NY)
Potter League for Animals
Hollow Creek Farm Equine Rescue
Neverending Farms Horse Rescue
Palmetto Equine Awareness & Rescue League (P.E.A.R.L.®)
Black Hills Wild horse Sanctuary
Helping Hands Equine Rehabilitation and Rescue
Horse Help Providers, Inc.
Egyptian Cross Arabians
Fayette County Animal Rescue
Horse Haven of Tennessee
Animal Connection of Texas
Animal Sanctuary of the United States/Wild Animal Orphanage
Black Beauty Ranch
Brighter Days Horse Refuge
City of Flower Mound, TX
Common Ground Foundation
Creekside Farm Rescue
The Crows Nest Miniature Horse Farm
Greater Houston Horse Council
Ipswich Equine Rescue (also in MA)
Lone Star Equine Rescue, Inc.
Lone Star Park
Lonesome Dove Equine Protection
Oak Cliff Breeders
The Queenie Foundation
Racetrack Chaplaincy Texas
Sound Horse Organization of Texas
Texans for Horses
SPCA of Texas
The Texas Federation of Humane Societies
Texas Humane Legislation Network
Texas EquuSearch Mounted Search and Recovery Team
Texas Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association
Triple Me Mac Equine Sanctuary
Utopia Animal Rescue Ranch
Wild Horse & Burro Refuge & Registry
Best Friends Animal Society
Desert Duns Sulphur Horse Ranch
Sound Horse Organization of Utah
Utah Animal Adoption Center
H.O.R.S.E. of Vermont
The Humane Organization for Un-Raceable Standardbred Equines, Inc.
Spring Hill Horse Rescue
Dream Catcher Farm Horse Sanctuary
Parkway Quarter Horse, Inc.
White Bird Appaloosa Horse Rescue – Stillwater Farm
Virginia Thoroughbred Association
Blue Mountain Humane Society
Columbia Basin Equine Rescue
Cowgirl Spirit Rescue Drill Team
Equine Rescue Association
For the Horses Equine Rescue
The Rescue Friends, “Passion’s Rescue”
Save A Forgotten Equine (S.A.F.E.)
Chestnut Farms, LLC
Second Wind Adoption Program
Star Light Stables
West Virginia Equestrian Association
West Virginia Horse Center
All God’s Creatures Equestrian Center
American Standardbred Adoption Program
Animal Fairy Charities, Inc.
Animal Rescue and Farm Sanctuary
Competitive Edge Show Horses, LLC
Midwest Horse Welfare Foundation, Inc.
Wisconsin Humane Society
Hay Hounds for Horses
Wyoming Animal Network
Wyoming Alliance Against NAIS
Wyoming Horse Rescue
Wyoming Wild Horse Coalition
Supporters | H.R. 503 | 110th Congress | 2007/2008
To amend the Horse Protection Act to prohibit the shipping, transporting, moving, delivering, receiving, possessing, purchasing, selling, or donation of horses and other equines to be slaughtered for human consumption, and for other purposes.